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Durazno (Uruguay)

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[Durazno flag] image by Pascal Gross, 15 Jan 2001
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Description of the flag

According to, the new flag of the department of Durazno, Uruguay, was adopted 12 october 2000, for commemorating 179 years after the fondation of Durazno. Flag drawn by the architect Andrés Martínez Bruno, who won the competition among 249 projects. the light blue stripes stand for the local rivers Yí and Negro.
Olivier Touzeau, 15 Jan 2001

The flag has been designed on a blue background; the meaning is that a great twelve-pointed star, surrounded by 18 smaller six-pointed ones represents the central geographical position in the country of this department, which was founded on October 12, 1821. The rest of the stars represent the remaining departmentes in which the country is divided. Inside the star a lamp is shown, representing light and energy, and also hopes for the future. The light blue lines represent the rivers Yi and Negro (black), which surround Durazno’s territory.
Jorge Carjaville, 15 jan 2001, translating form

Durazno intendancia, capital city [San Pedro del] Durazno, has an area of 11,643 km2 and a population of 56 966 (estimation, 1996). The intendencia is located right in the middle of the country.
Ivan Sache, 13 Dec 2001